To reduce cost and guard against use of fake drugs in the country, the Zamfara State Government has commenced the production of drugs.
This was made known to public by Gov. Bello Matawalle on Wednesday, 18th September, at Gusau during the presentation of four products produced for test by the state’s Drugs Management and Medical Consumables Agency.
Matawalle said the local production of drugs and medical consumables would soon take off in earnest in the state when the plant becomes operational.
We have procured the machines needed for the take off of the plant and we will ensure that drugs produced in Zamfara can compete favourably with drugs produced by larger companies.
We will ensure that the people of Zamfara, Nigerians and indeed all our customers in the world get genuine and high quality products from our production line.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Health, Dr Habibu Yelwa, the governor said, “All health facilities in the state will be sure of regular supply of cheap and accessible basic drugs to treat our people, while we will continue to provide free healthcare services to women and under-five children.”